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Dec 26, 2012 6:00pm PST
laura wilcox, a college sophomore, was murdered by while she was working over christmas break at a mental health clinic in nevada county, california. >> at about 11:30 a client at the clinic came in and shot laura four times at point black range through the glass. >> what we know now after the fact is he had late onset paranoid schizophrenia. >> reporter: laura's murderer, scott thorp, killed two others, and then went home and took a nap. he was eventually sentenced to a locked mental hospital for life. >> we felt that laura's death was a result of a failed mental health system. we wanted to help prevent people from being so mentally ill that they would commit a violent act. >> reporter: helen thomson, a former psychiatric nurse, was a california legislator at the time, working on a law to get treatment and social services like housing for reluctant and sometimes dangerous mentally ill individuals. people who were not covered by existing laws. >> they were resistant. they didn't want to go to the clinic, or they didn't want to take their medicine or they just simply weren't willing
Dec 26, 2012 2:30pm PST
an intent and a purpose behind them. tavis: why am i blanking on the word what laura does is called? >> illustrator. tavis: illustrator. i had a brain fart. >> no. you know what you were thinking about? tavis: oh, come on, come on. anyway -- >> am i right? tavis: that was jay leno with that blue dress you had on. >> oh, please. tavis: that wasn't me. >> oh, come on. tavis: by the way, why do i get all black and jay got like blue and flowing? >> i wore something very -- tavis: it's very nice. i mean, you're always hot, you're always hot, but jay -- >> i didn't come here to -- i know, i'm wearing a -- tavis: you didn't answer my question. why did jay get all this and i get this? what's up with that? >> because this is a serious conversation and that is -- tavis: send this tape to jay. i do serious conversations. >> well, you do. tavis: yeah. >> and you know what? something tells me he'd love to be sitting in your seat. no, i'm serious. tavis: he makes a lot more cash, a whole lot of cash. >> it's so not about the cash, though. tavis: oh, yes, it is. >> no, it's not. tavis: oh, yes, it
Dec 18, 2012 6:00pm PST
with him as kids. >> suarez: laura juddkiss of the "washington post" thanks for joining us. >> thank you. ifill: yo >> ifill: you can look more closely at that great photo on our web site, where there's also a link to "pbs parents," where you can find more of mister rogers' videos. >> woodruff: amazing photo. again, the major developments of the day. there were offers and counter- offers on the table, but no deal in the talks to resolve the nation's fiscal crisis. newtown, connecticut, held more funerals for victims of friday's school shootings. and amid talk of new gun legislation, the national rifle association said it would offer "meaningful contributions" to prevent new massacres. online, we ask, what are the three best ways to land a job? kwame holman has the details. >> holman: getting a foot in the door of your dream job is a job in itself. our resident headhunter can guide you through the process. find his advice and ask him your questions on the business desk. all that and more is on our web site, >> woodruff: and that's the newshour for tonight. i'm judy w
Dec 26, 2012 12:00pm PST
writer john ramano who wrote the lincoln laura former professor of english at columbia and novelist salman rushdie. he is also a life-long dickens' enthusiast. i am pleased to have all these of guests here and to talk about charles dickens on this 200th anniversary. i begin with you. why dickens? what is it about dickens that makes him continue to... >> for me one of the things was reading dickens before i ever came to the west was that these cities that dickens describes, these great rotting metropolis of dickens felt like the city outside my window. if you grow up in a city like bomb bay or dehli he feels exactly like london. it has exactly that characteristic of corruption and filth and then these huge larger than life characters that populate it. >> in the united statesçó dickes is taken as an american writer. maybe every country has its way of adopting ding ens as a native son. that is curious about dickens because he had such a vehiclessed and painful relationship with the united states but i think great expectation is the ninth most frequently assigned novel in american hig
Dec 17, 2012 4:00pm PST
funerals took place together. there are many more to come. >> laura, i saw earlier a crossed that had come all the way from rwanda. it was sent to this school in connecticut for the memorial. as you have seen here over the last few days, do you have a sense that the town has almost gone from a state of shock into a real grief and anger? >> this is the stage that everyone he last had anything to do with this tragedy will tell you this is one the great turns to anger. particularly in a case like this or they're so difficult to find any rational reason for what happens. the sense i also get is that people will tell you they do not want to be defined by what has happened here. in the and they want their strength and their love for their children, they want that. they do not want to be defined by what has happened. it is tragic. the yes, it feels like the entire world has descended on the tragedy. people here are resilience. they feel that ultimately they will be able to move on. >> on the issue of the control, people here have had very mixed reaction to what president obama said last nigh
Dec 3, 2012 3:00pm PST
news america." >> this is "bbc world news america." reporting from washington, i am laura trevelyan. a royal baby is on the way. the news that prince william and his wife are expecting grabbe
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